Xena RDO Release Announcement

Amy Marrich amy at demarco.com
Wed Oct 27 15:32:59 UTC 2021

If you're having trouble with the formatting, this release announcement is
available online at https://blogs.rdoproject.org/2021/10/rdo-xena-released/

*RDO Xena Released*

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of
the RDO build for OpenStack Xena for RPM-based distributions, CentOS
Stream and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building
private, public, and hybrid clouds. Xena is the 24th release from the
OpenStack project, which is the work of more than 1,000 contributors
from around the world.

The release is already available on the CentOS mirror network at

The RDO community project curates, packages, builds, tests and
maintains a complete OpenStack component set for RHEL and CentOS
Stream and is a member of the CentOS Cloud Infrastructure SIG. The
Cloud Infrastructure SIG focuses on delivering a great user experience
for CentOS users looking to build and maintain their own on-premise,
public or hybrid clouds.

All work on RDO and on the downstream release, Red Hat OpenStack
Platform, is 100% open source, with all code changes going upstream

PLEASE NOTE: RDO Xena provides packages for CentOS Stream 8 only.
Please use the Victoria release for CentOS Linux 8 which will reach
End Of Life (EOL) on December 31st, 2021

*Interesting things in the Xena release include:*

   - The python-oslo-limit package has been added to RDO. This is the limit
   enforcement library which assists with quota calculation. Its aim is to
   provide support for quota enforcement across all OpenStack services.
   - The glance-tempest-plugin package has been added to RDO. This package
   provides a set of functional tests to validate Glance using the Tempest
   - TripleO has been moved to an independend release model (see section
   TripleO in the RDO Xena release)

The highlights of the broader upstream OpenStack project may be read
via https://releases.openstack.org/xena/highlights.html

*TripleO in the RDO Xena release:*

   - In the Xena development cycle, TripleO has moved to an Independent
   release model(
   ) and will only maintain branches for selected OpenStack releases. In the
   case of Xena, TripleO will not support the Xena release. For TripleO users
   in RDO, this means that:
   - RDO Xena will include packages for TripleO tested at OpenStack Xena GA
   - Those packages will not be updated during the entire Xena maintenance
   - RDO will not be able to included patches required to fix bugs in
   TripleO on RDO Xena.
   - The lifecycle for the non-TripleO packages will follow the code merged
   and tested in upstream stable/xena branches.
   - There will not be any tripleoxena container images built/pushed, so
   interested users will have to do their own container builds when deploying

You can find details about this [in RDO

During the Xena cycle, we saw the following new RDO contributors:

   - Chris Sibbitt
   - Gregory Thiemonge
   - Julia Kreger
   - Leif Madsen

Welcome to all of you and Thank You So Much for participating!

But we wouldn’t want to overlook anyone. A super massive Thank You to
all 41 contributors who participated in producing this release. This
list includes commits to rdo-packages, rdo-infra, and redhat-website

   - Alan Bishop
   - Alan Pevec
   - Alex Schultz
   - Alfredo Moralejo
   - Amy Marrich (spotz)
   - Bogdan Dobrelya
   - Chandan Kumar
   - Chris Sibbitt
   - Damien Ciabrini
   - Dmitry Tantsur
   - Eric Harney
   - Gaël Chamoulaud
   - Giulio Fidente
   - Goutham Pacha Ravi
   - Gregory Thiemonge
   - Grzegorz Grasza
   - Harald Jensas
   - James Slagle
   - Javier Peña
   - Jiri Podivin
   - Joel Capitao
   - Jon Schlueter
   - Julia Kreger
   - Lee Yarwood
   - Leif Madsen
   - Luigi Toscano
   - Marios Andreou
   - Mark McClain
   - Martin Kopec
   - Mathieu Bultel
   - Matthias Runge
   - Michele Baldessari
   - Pranali Deore
   - Rabi Mishra
   - Riccardo Pittau
   - Sagi Shnaidman
   - Sławek Kapłoński
   - Steve Baker
   - Takashi Kajinami
   - Wes Hayutin
   - Yatin Karel

*The Next Release Cycle*
At the end of one release, focus shifts immediately to the next
release i.e Yoga.

*Get Started*
To spin up a proof of concept cloud, quickly, and on limited hardware,
try an All-In-One Packstack installation. You can run RDO on a single
node to get a feel for how it works.

Finally, for those that don’t have any hardware or physical resources,
there’s the OpenStack Global Passport Program. This is a collaborative
effort between OpenStack public cloud providers to let you experience
the freedom, performance and interoperability of open source
infrastructure. You can quickly and easily gain access to OpenStack
infrastructure via trial programs from participating OpenStack public
cloud providers around the world.

*Get Help*
The RDO Project has our users at lists.rdoproject.org for RDO-specific
users and operators. For more developer-oriented content we recommend
joining the dev at lists.rdoproject.org mailing list. Remember to post a
brief introduction about yourself and your RDO story. The mailing
lists archives are all available at https://mail.rdoproject.org. You
can also find extensive documentation on RDOproject.org.

The #rdo channel on OFTC IRC is also an excellent place to find and give help.

We also welcome comments and requests on the CentOS devel mailing list
and the CentOS and TripleO IRC channels (#centos, #centos-devel in
Libera.Chat network, and #tripleo on OFTC), however we have a more
focused audience within the RDO venues.

*Get Involved*
To get involved in the OpenStack RPM packaging effort, check out the
RDO contribute pages, peruse the CentOS Cloud SIG page, and inhale the
RDO packaging documentation.

Join us in #rdo and #tripleo on the OFTC IRC network and follow us on
Twitter @RDOCommunity. You can also find us on Facebook and YouTube.
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